ELAC Jazz Band Performance Powerful and Lively

By Jorge Vazquez The ELAC Jazz Band held a concert on May 12, 2017 in the S2 Building. Admission was free and snacks were sold in the lobby. Though the Jazz performance was free, patrons were encouraged to donate to the music program afterwards. Despite never being to that venue, the ELAC Jazz Band was welcoming to regulars and newcomers alike. Upon entering, the 17 band members were already playing…

May 17, 2017

First Friday Jazz concert explores latin influence

By Alexa Santana   First Friday Jazz offered a taste of Latin culture to East Los Angeles College at the S2 Recital Hall this past Friday. The L.A. Mambo All-Star Orchestra gave a wonderful performance. Roberto Chavez Jr., also known as Bobby, professor at ELAC and UCLA Extension, is the orchestra’s musical director. Ten pieces that incorporated a variety of Latin culture played during the two-hour show. The show consisted of…

March 12, 2015

ELAC’s jazz band aims to satisfy the audience

By Travion James The East Los Angeles College Jazz Band left those in attendance satisfied with a lively performance at the S2 Recital Hall on May 9. The Recital Hall provided a platform for talented musicians to play a wide range of jazz music. Hands clapped the whole night and audience members even recorded parts of the show on their smart phones. The four-piece band features Alex Quiroz on leader…

May 16, 2014

East LA College First Friday Jazz Series ends with sweet sounds of soul

By Sergio Berrueta       The East Los Angeles College First Friday Jazz Series ended with a concert bang with the ELAC Jazz Band finally taking the spotlight. Music Director and instructor Bob Dawson led the band kicking off with the Buddy Rich classic “Monitor Theme,” which set the tone for the night. The night was filled with rousing songs from classic jazz standards, blues, R&B and funk. Dawson…

December 5, 2012